Image Concepts Provides Hyland with All New Printed Graphics to Finalize Expansion at Westlake, Ohio Headquarters
By Marcia Pledger
Hyland's core values recreated with a modern look
Rick Kirk, director of real estate at Hyland, said the building's 70,000-square-foot expansion was designed with the core values in mind.
"Our physical environment fosters transparency and collaboration," he said. "Those two pillars are in our DNA. It’s how we get things done."
Tim Corrigan, customer experience manager at Hyland
Hyland's Customer Experience Center is an interactive space designed to encourage and promote transparency about customer feedback. Spokespeople for the software company say their goal is empower actions and ensure exceptional service.
Modern connected furniture is part of Hyland's expansion
Communal workspaces are part of the design of Hyland's 70,000 square-foot expansion
Hyland added 70,000 square-feet of new space to its headquarters
Westlake-based Hyland has completed its 70,000-square-foot wing to support the fast-growing tech company’s growth.
Hyland added 450 new workspaces at the global headquarters
Hyland's core values got an updated look with the expansion
Hyland's core values have not changed. But now they're displayed in the new building with an eye-catching modern and colorful look.
Today, Hyland has about 3,400 employees. Just five years ago, the company had about 1,500 employees worldwide with two thirds of the employees in Westlake.
Hyland's new customer experience center has a phone booth for clients
Tim Corrigan, Hyland's customer experience manager
The new addition at its Westlake campus includes a space called the Customer Experience Lounge. The goal of the new space is to encourage and promote transparency about customer feedback.
Corrigan says the space even includes a phone booth so that a visiting customer can immediately reach the right department for their concerns.
Hyland created several comfortable gathering spaces
Even though 1,900 people work at Hyland's global headquarters in Westlake, it's not uncommon for employees to find comfortable small areas to gather.
Hyland's expansion includes a wall that showcases its history
For the first time, Hyland has put together a wall that shows the company's timeline and growth.
In 2013, Bill Priemer, became president and CEO of the content management software company. That’s when A.J. Hyland stepped down, after 20 years at the company, including 16 at the helm.
Hyland's brother, John Patrick "Packy" Hyland Jr., founded the company in 1991 and A. J. joined the company a couple of years later and was named president soon afterward. In 2001 A.J Hyland was named CEO when the company had about 100 employees.
At the time he stepped down, Hyland shared with a Plain Dealer reporter difficult times in the beginning when he said, acquiring capital was "nonexistent" and at one point the company was forced to temporarily cut salaries for all 36 workers. "The level of teamwork and energy and excitement about our solutions and our customers is the same as it was in the mid-90s as it is in 2013,” he said at the time.
Rick Kirk, Hyland's director of real estate
Home to nearly 1,900 of Hyland’s more than 3,400 employees, Hyland's three-building campus features new working areas, an outdoor walking trail, basketball and tennis courts, two gyms, three diners, two salons, an arcade and a newly expanded Montessori-based daycare.
"Were excited about our expansion as it allows us to continue to grow our campus and support our No. 1 asset, our employees," said Rick Kirk, director of real estate. "Our physical environment fosters transparency and collaboration. Those two pillars are in our DNA. It’s how we get things done."
Hyland employees often take breaks outdoors
Hyland says it attracts and retains top tech talent by providing onsite perks and amenities to keep employees happy, healthy and engaged. The three-building campus sits on 61 acres.
Hyland's walking path in between tech buildings is an employee favorite
The three-building campus sits on 61 acres, supports 1,900 employees and features an outdoor walking trail, basketball and tennis courts, two gyms, three diners, two salons, an arcade and a newly expanded Montessori-based daycare.
Hyland is continually trying to find ways buildings can help offer balance at the workplace
Outdoor courtyards provide employees with a versatile space to work, relax and collaborate at Hyland.
Hyland takes pride in charitable giving such as a winning bid for this guitar at the YMCA
Hyland employees are eligible for up to 12 hours of paid volunteer time off per year to use at nonprofits of their choice.
Hyland in Westlake recently added new outdoor spaces
This outdoor courtyard provides employees with a versatile space to work, relax and collaborate.
Hyland has expanded it's daycare facilities at the tech company
Megan Larsen, a communications specialist at Hyland, is on the list to get her baby into the company's expanded daycare in the fall.
To keep up with its growing employee base, Hyland also had to accommodate employees with growing families. The software developer renovated and expanded its daycare facilities, adding new classrooms, and indoor and outdoor playgrounds.
The expansion can now support 275 students, including 100 new students and 17 teachers.
Hyland added a new outdoor space as part of its daycare expansion
The new outdoor space at Hyland's daycare includes turf.
This photo shows a small part of Hyland's fitness center - Free to employees
Hyland bought revamped a fitness center, but kept this court
For the fifth consecutive year, Hyland was recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by Fortune in 2018.